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Schongau is a municipality in the district of Hochdorf in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.GeographySchongau is located in the Seetal valley.The municipality has an area of 12.5km2. Of this area, 70.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.1%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains)., 26.08% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 65.41% is used for farming or pastures, while 4.98% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 2.01% is covered with buildings, 0.08% is industrial, 0.32% is parks or greenbelts and 1.04% is transportation infrastructure. All the unproductive areas are unproductive flowing water (rivers).DemographicsSchongau has a population of 848, of which 3.1% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 13.1%. Most of the population speaks German (97.3%), with Albanian being second most common ( 1.1%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 0.5%).In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 38% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (33.9%), the FDP (17.6%) and the Green Party (5.6%).The age distribution in Schongau is; 253 people or 29.7% of the population is 0–19 years old. 199 people or 23.4% are 20–39 years old, and 285 people or 33.5% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 86 people or 10.1% are 65–79 years old, 28 or 3.3% are 80–89 years old and 1 people or 0.1% of the population are 90+ years old.Put Schongau at the heart of your travel plans by using our Switzerland vacation planner.
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